We’d love you to join in our monthly Sew-Along. This time our theme is “You’re the Top!”
This year, we’re sewing through the categories, focusing each month on one segment of our overall catalog. This month, we kick it off with Rosie’s Tops collection.
Members of our Facebook group had the chance to vote in a poll for a desired top, and the Fun and Frilly Top was selected to get a special 50% discount for the month of February 2023. Coupon code is: FUNFRILLYFEB50.
Your fun challenge is to have a good time with making tops. Sew something cute with any of Rosie’s Tops Patterns, or make a top using part of any of Rosie’s other patterns. Some of Rosie’s tops have great dress options, and those count, too. Have a blast! Make tops you enjoy for your 18 inch dolls, your Cabbage Patch Kids doll, or resize for any other doll. Bring Valentine’s Day into it if you’re feeling the love. Show us how creative you can get with tops, tell us how you did it, and share your pictures with us. Every garment gets at least one entry. If it is specifically Tops themed, it gets two entries.
Join our Facebook Group
To participate in the Sew-Along, you must be a member of the Rosie’s Doll Clothes Patterns Sew and Share group. Joining is easy. Just point your browser here, answer the membership questions, and request to join. It’s a wonderful community of creative grown-ups who love to sew for dolls. Everyone will welcome you with open arms.
To be inclusive, absolutely anything and everything that you make with one of Rosie’s Doll Clothes Patterns can be entered in the Sew-Along for one chance to be chosen by the Spinning Wheel. Yes, that even includes the free Beanie or free Sewing Machine Pin Cushion! Remember that there’s a video for every Rosie’s pattern, so watch, learn, sew along, and have fun sewing and sharing.
You can use the 18 inch American Girl Doll or Cabbage Patch Kid size patterns, or you can resize those patterns to fit any doll. If you wish to alter the pattern to add your own personal twist or add a special embellishment, please feel free. These personal touches create great inspiration for others!
There’s no obligation to sew every month. You can sew one outfit or a dozen. It’s totally up to you. Each item from a Rosie’s pattern that you sew and post in the album (see instructions below) will be worth at least one entry towards the wheel spin at the end of the month. If you sew to the challenge specifications, you get two entries towards the wheel spin.
All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun as there will be no judgement, only encouragement.
The winner of the January ’23 Sew-Along Wheel Spin is Ulrike Hingst, who submitted this adorable photo of her happy crew of dancing salamanders wearing their beanies made with the help of Rosie’s Free Beanie pattern. Ulrike sewed 21 hats for our challenge! If you stop by our Facebook group and look at the January Sew-Along album, you can see the wonderful beanie hats Ulrike and the other sewists made for their dolls and stuffed toys..